Meaning of SCHEDULE in English


/ ˈʃedjuːl; NAmE ˈskedʒuːl/ noun , verb

■ noun


[ C , U ] a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing :

I have a hectic schedule for the next few days.

We're working to a tight schedule (= we have a lot of things to do in a short time) .

Filming began on schedule (= at the planned time) .

The new bridge has been finished two years ahead of schedule .

The tunnel project has already fallen behind schedule .


[ C ] ( NAmE ) = timetable :

a train schedule

Chinese will be on the school schedule from next year.


[ C ] a list of the television and radio programmes that are on a particular channel and the times that they start :

The channel's schedules are filled with old films and repeats.


[ C ] a written list of things, for example prices, rates or conditions :

tax schedules

➡ note at agenda

■ verb


schedule sth (for sth) [ usually passive ] to arrange for sth to happen at a particular time :

[ vn ]

The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

One of the scheduled events is a talk on alternative medicine.

We'll be stopping here for longer than scheduled.

[ vn to inf ]

I'm scheduled to arrive in LA at 5 o'clock.


[ vn ] schedule sth (as sth) ( formal ) to include sth in an official list of things :

The substance has been scheduled as a poison.

►  sched·uler noun :

The President's schedulers allowed 90 minutes for TV interviews.



late Middle English (in the sense scroll, explanatory note, appendix ): from Old French cedule , from late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of scheda , from Greek skhedē papyrus leaf. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.